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Old Aug 12, 2003, 7:08 AM   #21
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So the Fuji is despite all complants about difficiulties with low light focussing, the ulltimate nightwildlife camera.

Boo's tip and photos already convinced me. However with the new models announced and the S602 size/weight (difficult to picture myself pogoing with such camera) I'm still undesciided .

Meanwhile I 'm still with my cute Canon. My technique; Don't look too much, it will anyhow snap the wrong moment (even with half pressed shutter), rather listen and anticipate. And yes, take lots of photos to find just a few ok.

Brings me back to topic;There is another point what makes a pro: Real quality earplugs :-)
(I still have to "earn" them )
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 7:11 AM   #22
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earplugs are a must for anyone!!

yeah i like my music loud, but i seriously want to be able to hear in a few years!

lars ulrich uses them

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 12:14 PM   #23
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Can you buy those hifi ear-plugs in musician stores or only on-line and special hearing / invalid aid shops?
(They are hard to find in the dutch swamps)
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 12:58 PM   #24
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I use the ones used in construction (same thing)...there are several types, but I like the soft foam ones that get soft as you warm them up.

You should be able to find them in a DIY shop or hardware store.
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 6:55 PM   #25
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yeah i tried the foam ones

the problem is they filter out low frequencies so it just sounds dull

but with mine it reduces the high fidelity noises so it just sounds like the volume is turned down

i got mine in a music shop
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 9:55 AM   #26
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No wonder bands invite him.
Thank you for all the kind words, I have in fact been away for two days photographing a gig in London and am just working on the photos. I am a woman however, although someone did spot that!

I'm interested in the better earplugs, I'll check some of those out, I saw some of the crew were wearing them and meant to ask. I keep some foam ones in my bag all the time, but as someone said they just tend to dull the whole experience and I only use them if I'm stuck next to the speaker stack.

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However with the new models announced and the S602 size/weight
I'm waiting to see what the *ist and the Fuji S7000 come out like price-wise - there are rumours that the S7000 will actually be on sale in the UK at a more equivalent price to the US800$ mark, rather than a dollar to pound price as usually happens, so I may well upgrade for a short while with that and work towards a dSLR next year. The *ist does 3200ISO though and 1600 at full res., so it's going to be worth a good look.

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but if its mellow stuff like some of the bands boo has taken, kinda go for the eatheral approach
I used to do more blurry, action type shots, but bands seem to like the quieter moments captured, as it's harder to achieve and seen less often, without flash. This was taken at 1/20 @ f2.8 and ISO400, stood behind the singer, on the stage.



I'll be uploading a batch of finished images on the band's web site later, so I'll post a link when I do.
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 11:53 AM   #27
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One photography magazine I can't remember the name of did a mini-preview of the s5000 this month, and said that it should be priced around the 360 mark, so based on that the s7000 could very well be in the 500-600 range the 602 is currently selling at.
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 12:49 PM   #28
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The price I heard was 475 GB pounds (for the S7000) and a dealer confirmed it to the person that told me - I have no idea what their source was or how reliable, but at that sort of price, as long as the quality is at least the same, just more pixels, I'll be after one as soon as possible. There are of course reduced options on burst mode etc., but for my work a trade of against pixels would work in my favour.
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 7:02 PM   #29
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photos. I am a woman however, although someone did spot that!
Awfull embarassing mistake. They flash of your thumbnail blinded me.

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I'm interested in the better earplugs, I'll check some of those out, I saw some of the crew were wearing them and meant to ask. I
I recall that Etymotic research and a few other specialist have even custom made earplugs for better wearing comfort.


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I'm waiting to see what the *ist and the Fuji S7000 come out like price-wise - there are rumours that the S7000 will actually be on sale in the UK at a more equivalent price to the US800$ mark,
The rumor is that the Pentax *ist will be about Olympus E-20 price but including a lense.

Personally I await the first test of the S7000, it has reduced weight and increased pixels. Alas the eyecatching iso 1600 seems to be left out in this model. (Why Fuji, why?). It is to hope that the reduced burst mode is not too bad, or will atleast allow some fast 2mp res action shooting.

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I'll be uploading a batch of finished images on the band's web site later, so I'll post a link when I do.
Keep us updated :-)
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 7:08 PM   #30
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Events have conspired against me finishing yet and the band need to approve them before they go live and they're performing in Germany tonight, so maybe late tomorrow!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the S7000 can do and seeing some test shots, or better still, getting my hands on one for a tinker!
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